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On Duct Tape and a Prayer

The High-Flying Adventures of Jack Alexander
Narrated by: Dave Wright
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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A cocky, green pilot flies an old Cessna 150 across the United States in 1994. The "Kid" and his gonzo passenger Doc take to the skies in an unforgettable misadventure. From Scottsdale Airport, the "Canary" takes off and attempts to cross the "hump" on its passage eastward.

©2013 Stacey Jon Alexander (P)2014 Stacey Jon Alexander

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  • saviour monee
  • 18-07-15

Fun easy book

Fun and quick, nothing groundbreaking. Sorta like Norman Rockwell of the 1990s. Good traveling story.

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  • John Williams
  • 05-07-19

Wow! What a daredevil!

I enjoyed this short little audiobook, & am happy to say that it wasn't boring. It's a story of buying a used airplane & flying it home. For those of us who cannot afford to do that in reality, a book or audiobook about the experience is the next best thing. For less than 5 bucks for the audiobook, you can't go wrong. There was no shortage of drama, mostly from the unreasonable passenger that the pilot brought along. A passenger who smoked at the airport, barfed in the plane, nearly wrecked the loaner car, & weighed the plane down so much that it could barely get off the ground. But the pilot made it home safely anyway! You go, man!

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  • TG
  • 19-03-17

A great whimsy book for pilots and non-pilots

Although it was a quite a short book, I really enjoyed it - it is a good story.

Pilots of Cessna 150s will get an extra bit of laughs out of it - I guess all the front wheels of early 150s shimmy.

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  • john boktor
  • 10-12-15

Weekend Red barron.

excellent choice. Well narrated story for anyone dreaming of buying a plane highly recommended flows well.

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  • David McKinsey
  • 05-02-15

His give-a-damn is malfunctioning.

What made the experience of listening to On Duct Tape and a Prayer the most enjoyable?

This is a great true story about flying by the seat of your pants. Go KID.

What other book might you compare On Duct Tape and a Prayer to and why?

Merchant of Death is similar. Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and go for broke.

Which scene was your favorite?

Doc smoking a joint on the tarmac.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It would have busted my give a damn if it were still functioning.